Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Reception - Mrs Cronin, Miss Kashani and Mrs Smith


Welcome to the Reception class page smiley


Unfortunately, due to the national lockdown school will be shut for all children except key workers.


During this period of isolation, your teachers will be opening up a group video meeting using the Teams app at 9.30am each morning. This will include your daily phonics session and we will introduce you to some ideas for learning that day. Most of the lessons will be accessed using the 'Oak Academy Remote Learning' and links will be provided below, on this class web page to take you directly to those videos. 


Teachers will open a second daily Teams meeting at 2.15pm each day, to do some handwriting practise and to talk to you about what you have been learning. You can also email Miss Kashani, Mrs Cronin and Mrs Smith with your questions or to share your photos or videos of you learning. Alternatively, you can share your work on Teams ~ we would love to see it!


If the timing of these online meetings are not convenient for you, they will be recorded and you will be able to access them at a more suitable time. 


Miss Kashani, Mrs Cronin and Mrs Smith


Please use the Phonics Bug website (link below) where we have allocated books for your children to read online. You will find your child's login details in their reading diaries.


Thank you from the NHS

 Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage


In Reception Class at Thomas Jolyffe Primary School we are committed to ensuring all children acquire the skills to be independent, confident, creative and resilient individuals. We consistently promote children’s Speech, Language and Communication skills and staff share an agreed understanding that a child’s emotional well-being underpins good progress and success for life.   


Below are two parents' guides to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

Reception staff 2020-2021

RSC:  Mrs Smith:  Mrs Cronin:

RK:   Miss Kashani:


Mrs Reid ~ Teaching Assistant in Class RSC

Mrs Collett ~ Teaching Assistant in Class RK

Mrs Mudie ~ Teaching Assistant across both classes


Email Communication Statement

As a school we recognise the value of providing email addresses for parents to communicate non-urgent issues with members of staff. At Thomas Jolyffe teachers are free to check their emails as they wish in order to fit to their own preferred work pattern but are not expected to check while they are teaching, while they are at home, or at weekends - so response times may vary. We believe that 48 working hours is a reasonable length of time to receive a considered reply. Urgent matters are best discussed face to face or via the school office, who will ensure the message is delivered as quickly as possible. As with all messages, the meaning and tone may vary depending on who is reading it. Please consider this before choosing to email any member of staff. We would also encourage all parents to consider information sent to teachers regarding other children very carefully as this can be requested by other parents under the rules governing GDPR.

Working in partnership with parents
See what our parents think of Reception...
On entry to school baseline

EYFS Development Matters


In Reception class we use the month bands to support our teaching and learning.


In the Autumn term we focus on both the 30-50 and 40-60 month bands.

In the Spring term we aim to focus within 40-60 months for most children.

In the Summer term we are working with the Early Learning Goals.



‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’